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Shawne
Alston
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 236
Sport: Football
Position: RB

Biography

2012 (Sr.)
- One of the unquestioned offensive leaders
- Will battle for the starting running back position
- Outstanding runner on short yardage and goal line situations

2011 (Jr.)
- Paced team with 12 rushing touchdowns in 2011
- Ranked No. 2 in the Big East in scoring TDs (6.5 ppg)
- Averaged one TD every 8.1 rushes in 11 games
- Scored winning touchdown in two of the last three regular-season games (at UC, vs. Pitt)
- Scored two touchdowns in five games
- Gained a team-best 77 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns against Clemson in the Orange Bowl; also attempted a game- and career-high 20 carries
- Scored two rushing touchdowns, including the go-ahead TD late in the fourth quarter against Pitt
- Earned the starting nod at Cincinnati
- Scored winning touchdown at Cincinnati with one-yard rush up the middle
- Scored two rushing TDs against Louisville, becoming the first Mountaineer to score two rushing TDs in back-to-back games since Ryan Clarke in 2010
- Had a career day in win at Rutgers, netting a career-best 110 rushing yards on a season-high 14 attempts for two touchdowns; first 100-yard rushing game of career
- Opened WVU's scoring at RU with a career long 52-yard rushing score
- Netted 46 rushing yards at Syracuse, including a one-yard TD
- Had a strong day against Bowling Green and scored first career rushing touchdowns
- Saw significant time against LSU and earned 14 yards off four carries
- Saw first action of season at Maryland and ran six times for 20 yards
- Converted two third-down rushing attempts at Maryland

2010 (So.)
- Played in all 13 games
- Team’s third-leading rusher (248 yards)
- Saw first extended action against UNLV, running six times for 32 yards
- Season-high 75 yards on 17 carries with a long of 23 against Cincinnati
- Collected 71 yards on 16 carries at Pitt with a long run of 19

2009 (Fr.)
- Saw limited action in five games, finishing with six carries for 18 yards with a long of eight, all at Syracuse

High School:
- Coached by Bill Dee at Phoebus High
- As a senior, rushed for 2,278 yards and scored 34 touchdowns, including 971 yards and 10 touchdowns in the state playoffs
- AP Group AAA first-team all-state Newport News Daily Press Offensive Player of the Year
- Led Phoebus to a 14-0 record and its second consecutive state title
- One of only two Peninsula District players to ever rush for more than 2,200 yards in a single season

Personal
- Birthday is Nov. 3
- Son of Asha Alston
- Majoring in criminology and investigations
- Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
- Big East Academic All-Star

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